News Release

Verizon Wireless Throws Out 'Red Sox Challenge'

TXT2WIN Challenge Allows Fans to Compete for Red Sox Prizes

September 14, 2004

J. Abra Degbor
JAbra.Degbor@VerizonWireless.com
781-481-1314Wendy Bulawa
617-851-3426

WOBURN, MA — If you consider yourself the biggest Red Sox fan, can name every shortstop ever to play for the Boston Red Sox since 1975 and would like to cap off the Red Sox baseball season with a little something special signed by a Red Sox player, then Verizon Wireless encourages you to play The Verizon Wireless TXT2WINSM Red Sox Challenge.

During September, at several Red Sox home games, a group of TXT message trivia questions will be sent to all wireless users who sign up to play. Each question answered and returned, whether correct or incorrect-will count as an entry to win prizes, including autographed memorabilia, or the Grand Prize-tickets for four to the Red Sox 2005 Opening Day Game at Fenway Park, lunch before the game at Fenway Park's Hall of Fame Club. The six (6) games during which customers can play to win are:

September 15th and 16th: Red Sox vs. Tampa Bay
September 20th, 21st, 22nd and 23rd: Red Sox vs. Baltimore

Verizon Wireless customers and the users of other wireless services are invited to play.

Verizon Wireless operates the nation's largest and most reliable network and invests more than $1 Billion every 90 days to maintain and expand its high-quality network nationwide while making additional investments to deliver useful, cool and unique applications that enhance wireless phone service. TXT Messaging gives customers the ability to send and receive short e-mail type messages, up to 160 characters. It also provides a great way to manage monthly voice minutes. To enter The Verizon Wireless TXT2WIN Red Sox Challenge, Verizon Wireless customers can send a TXT Message with the word "PLAY" to: 733769 (R-E-D-S-O-X). Those Verizon Wireless customers (or other carrier subscribers) wishing to call or use the Internet can call 800-506-3988 to register; or visit www.upoc.com/BostonTXT2WIN.  

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless is the nation's leading provider of wireless communications. The company has the largest nationwide wireless voice and data network and 40.4 million customers. Headquartered in Bedminster, NJ, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). Find more information on the Web at www.verizonwireless.com. To receive broadcast-quality video footage of Verizon Wireless operations, log onto www.thenewsmarket.com/verizonwireless.  

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